One new feature – or let’s say the eye candy of iOS 7 – is the “parallax effect.” This effect brings a dynamic and 3D look to your iOS device’s homescreen and wallpapers, so that when you tilt or move the device, the image moves around icons to give a 3D effect. This feature however has received mixed response from iOS user base. In fact, there’s also a way to disable the parallax effect on iOS 7.
While Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might call this a new invention, in reality this effect has been present on Android for a long time. There are many live wallpaper apps on the Google Play Store that have this type of 3D effect available. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) might have made it popular, but it’s not something entirely new for Android smartphones and tablets.
How to use parallax effect on android
So if you’re thinking of applying the same parallax effect to an Android smartphone or tablet, then you can simply use an app for this purpose. Yes, on Android, it’s as simple as downloading an app from Play Store and then applying the wallpaper. That’s the beauty of Android, as you don’t need to deal with any restrictions, and the OS is very customizable.
There are many live wallpaper apps, but the Parallax 3D Live Wallpaper stands apart from them. As the name suggests, this 3D live wallpaper comes with parallax 3D effect. Apart from the wallpapers that are bundled with your device, you can also use your own image from Gallery and apply as wallpaper. You just need to select the “Custom Photo” option in the Settings screen.
So go ahead and install Parallax 3D Live Wallpaper (free app) from the Google Play Store, and give your Android smartphone or tablet a new iOS 7 like parallax effect.